Information for people who are Visually Impaired (people with
substantial sight loss)
If you are visually impaired, you will have some loss of vision
or some distortion to your vision. Depending on the severity of
your sight loss or the degree of distortion, the conditions are
usually referred to as partial sightedness or blindness.
The Adult Services and Health Directorate is committed to
working with sensory impaired adults over 18 years of age to
promote their independence and quality of life.
We believe that everyone, no matter what their ability, has the
right to become full and active members of their community.
Download the Visual
Impairment information (PDF 92 KB) to learn more,
including advice and guidance covering:
- Introduction - What to do? Who to see? Where to go?
- Certification and Registration
- Sight Concern (Bradbury Centre)
- Adult Education, Employment and
- Leisure and Recreation
Large print version of the Visual Impairment information (PDF 100
Find out more
You can ask for help yourself or you may ask someone such as a
relative, friend or health professional to contact us on your
behalf. In the first instance contact should be made with the Adult
Duty Team or a Customer Services Advisor at:
Tel: 0845 607 2000
Find out more about Visual Impairment
on the NHS Choices website, including symptoms, causes,
diagnosis and treatment.
Visual Impairment Support through the NHS Choices website.
- Care Choices -
Information about available care options and help to identify
relevant care providers.
- Care Quality Commission - Get
free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and
care services to help you make an informed choice.
- Carewise -
Services and activities to support your care needs and general
- Counsel and Care
- National charity working with older people, their
families and carers to get the best care and support.
Disability Living Allowance - Information from
This page was last reviewed 26 April 2013 at 14:32.
The page is next due for review 23 October 2014.